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A Good Way To Lose Your Law License

Invoke your 5th amendment rights at  your disciplinary hearing.  The 5th amendment does not act like some type of legal "force field."

No more lawsuits for you !

The U.S. Supreme Court lets stand a federal judge's ruling that bars a  disabled man from filing any discrimination lawsuits.   Of course, he did get away with filing 400 before he was stopped.  To paraphrase Shakespeare, "Me thinks he doth protest too much."

Adoption Information Meeting: Nov 17

I'm on the C.A.L.L.'s mailing list, and they sent this out today: If you voted FOR Act 1 on Nov 4th, be sure to put some action behind that conviction.

What the Ark. Sup. Ct. says about shacking up

The Arkansas Supreme Court decided, 7-0, that there was no rational basis to prevent gay people from being foster parents or adopting through DHS.

National Adoption Day

November the 15th is National Adoption day, a collective national effort to raise awareness of the 129,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families.

What is next for Obama's aunt ?

Days before the election, a small story broke that Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyango, was in the U.S. illegally.

Which news source best predicts the political future?

Apparently, the award for most accurate political forecast goes to: The Onion. Days before the January 2001 inauguration of President Bush, the Onion ran a story headlined: "Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare of Peace and Prosperity Is Finally Over.'

What, politicians actually keep their promises ?

According to an academic study, politicians actually keep their promises for the most part. Of course, it is the goal of some politicians make their promises as vague as possible.

Republican Crooks

He will be forgotten in weeks, but the country's longest serving Republican senator, Ted Stevens, was convicted of filing fraudulent financial disclosure forms last week.

Words matter, even prepositions

Apparently, if you are "in" a building, it is impossible to shoot "at" the building.

Yes we can

I'm expecting Barack Obama to win on Tuesday, but it's not a sure thing by any means.

Ten Law Firm Names That Make You Scratch Your Head

(From the Great American Lawyer Blog) Ten Law Firm Names That Make You Scratch Your Head: Do Egos Continue To Drive Law Firm Naming Conventions.